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Duckhorn "Three Palms Vineyard" Merlot 2016 (Napa Valley, California)
Duckhorn "Three Palms Vineyard" Merlot 2016 (Napa Valley, California)


 
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Winery: Duckhorn Vineyards
Varietal: 93% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Malbec
Region: Napa Valley, California
Vintage: 2016
Bottle Size: 750 ml

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Product Code: DUCKHORNMERLOTTHREEPALMS16-W

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About This Wine:

Since our inaugural 1978 vintage, we have been proud to craft a vineyard-designate Merlot from the legendary Three Palms Vineyard. Named for its three iconic palm trees, this warm, up-valley vineyard features lean soils that cause the vines to send their roots deep in search of nutrients, yielding a profoundly intense and age-worthy wine with complex fruit and mineral layers. As a testament to its status as the benchmark for New World Merlot, in 2017, Wine Spectator honored our 2014 Three Palms Vineyard Merlot as “Wine of the Year”.

Production Notes
Varietal Content: 93% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Malbec; Cooperage: 100% French oak - 75% new, 25% neutral

Winemaker Notes
Once again, the revered Three Palms Vineyard has yielded a benchmark expression of New World Merlot, with a complex, age-worthy structure, silken tannins, and radiant fruit. On the nose, aromas of huckleberry, plum, Bing cherry, cinnamon and rose petals are underscored by hints of cocoa and sweet French oak. As it evolves in the glass, flavors of cardamom, cranberry, blueberry and figs are revealed, as well as elements of earthy minerality that add drama to the long, complex finish.


Ratings & Reviews

95 Points, #1 Top 100 2017 - Wine Spectator Magazine (
2014 vintage):
"A powerful red, with concentrated flavors of red plum, cherry and boysenberry that are layered with plenty of rich spice and mineral accents. Touches of slate and cardamom make for a complex finish. Drink now through 2023. 3,170 cases made." – KM (Nov 30, 2017)

94 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine (2014 vintage):
“Soft and layered, this perennially impressive vineyard-designate speaks highly of the variety, showing balanced offerings of plum, dark cherry, leather and spice. A smoky oak character lies beneath the fruit, complementing it well, while an expansive tannic presence supports the wine's overall breadth and depth. Big boned, this is built to age yet entirely enjoyable now.” - Virginie Boone (12/31/2017)


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